Company: University of New England
Location: Biddeford, ME
Biddeford, ME, March 14, 2011, Norman Beaupré, Professor Emeritus at the University of New England, has been recognized by Elite American Educators for dedication, achievements and leadership in French and English history and literature.
Looking back on his 30-year career in higher education, Dr. Beaupré attributes his success to his hard work, and enthusiasm for French and English history and literature. He began working as an assistant professor for the University of New England in 1969 when it was still known as St. Francis College. Dedicated to all aspects of academia, he held various posts that enabled him to realize his full devotion to education, which included student advisement and curriculum development positions. Over the years, his roles included chairman of the humanities department, director of the francophone center, administrator for the university’s registrar, and director of the division of liberal learning. He was recognized by the university for his outstanding service to the academic community with the Keneally Cup in 1990.
Dr. Beaupré began his academic career at St. Francis College in 1967, graduating with a Bachelor of Arts in French literature and English, following his work at Pepperell Manufacturing Company. He continued his education at the esteemed Brown University, earning a Master of Arts and Ph.D. in French literature. With a desire to further his bilingual and bicultural French and English expertise, he received a Fulbright-Hayes grant to pursue his true passion for research, writing and traveling. His body of published work includes “The Man with the Easel of Horn: The Life and Works of Emile Friant,” “La Souillone, Deusse: Monolgue sur Scène/Dramatic Monologue,” and “L’Enclume et le Couteau: The Life and Works of Adelard Coté, Artist.” Having been very active within his professional community, Dr. Beaupré is the former president of La Fédération Franco-Américaine de Biddeford, La Kermesse Franco-Américaine de Biddeford and the Biddeford Historical Society; and the former vice president of Action for Franco-Americans of the Northeast and La Société Historique Franco-Américaine. He is still active with France-Louisiane Franco-Américaine and the Association des Écrivains de Langue Française, both in Paris, France. For his achievements, he was honored with the designation of Officier by the Order of the Arts and Literature of the French government.
Now retired, Dr. Beaupré intends to publish his 14th book, travel, and continue writing and conducting research studies.
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